Research In Motion is offering free BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express software for extending IBM Lotus Domino to employees' BlackBerry handsets. Among other features, the software securely and wirelessly synchronizes e-mail, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks between the smartphones and IBM's Lotus Domino.
The software is now available for download on the RIM site. In addition to secure wireless syncing, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express software enables BlackBerry owners to manage email folders and search email on the mail server; to book meetings, accept meetings, check availability and forward calendar attachments; to send out-of-office replies; access files stored on the company network; and to access business systems store behind a corporate firewall.
To IT administrators, the software offers tools to allow employees to secure lost or stolen devices; more than 75 controls and security policies, such as the ability to remotely wipe a lost device; and a Web-based interface for deploying applications over the air and managing smartphones.
For more, see the eWeek article RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software for IBM Lotus notes Offered Free.